Determination of platinum, palladium and rhodium in Pt-catalysts by high performance thin layer chromatography using densitometry

Aygun R., Merdivan M., Kulcu N.

MIKROCHIMICA ACTA, vol.127, pp.233-238, 1997 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 127
  • Publication Date: 1997
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/bf01242728
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.233-238
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The determination of palladium and platinum in alumina-supported bimetallic Pt-Re, Pd and Pt catalysts at the 0.03 and 0.3% (m/m) levels, respectively, and of rhodium and platinum in platinum sieve catalysts at the 0.04% (m/m) level and in the 4.75-19.75% (m/m) range, respectively, is described. The platinum group metals in fresh or spent catalysts are determined chromatographically using densitometry by forming their N,N-diethyl-N'-benzoylthiourea complexes. The precision of the method, %RSD, is 0.4-3.5, 2.2-6.7, and 4.2-6.0 for Pt, Pd and Rh, respectively. The accuracy was tested using alumina-based and active carbon platinum and palladium standards. The results were also compared with those obtained by FAAS. There was at most 8% difference between the results obtained with these methods, except for one active carbon based Pd standard.